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Massively Overthinking: The biggest 2021 MMO trainwrecks (almost) nobody noticed

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Believe it or not, we're finally almost done with our entire lineup of turn-of-the-calendar-year content and recaps and tallies. It's exhausting! But I have...

LOTRO Legendarium: Does LOTRO need a new dungeon finder tool?

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Welcome to a new year of the LOTRO Legendarium! With Fate of Gundabad at our backs and an unknown future ahead, it's quite the...

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2021

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As the year that was 2021 comes to a close -- raise a glass, give a toast, and perhaps think of a few fond...

One Shots: Sailing into the port of 2022

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Twenty Twenty-Two ho! As we sail into unexplored territories, Rees Racer is kicking off a new year of One Shots with a farewell to...

War Thunder’s Winged Lions update introduces first portions of an Israeli tech tree

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Are you hungry for a new tech tree in the online military vehicle battler War Thunder? Then the recent Winged Lions update is right...

Pirates of the Burning Sea teases ‘legacy’ edition coming soon

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Arr, there be some life left in Pirates of the Burning Sea's sails, after all! Shortly before the dev team broke for the holidays,...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v5.0

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It has been another thrilling year of exploring the relatively unknown or forgotten lands of MMORPG history here in The Game Archaeologist. From projects...

Dark Age of Camelot’s Midwinter Festival brings realm bonuses, Christmas cosmetics, and seasonal quests

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As of last week, Dark Age of Camelot got deep in to the holiday spirit with the start of its Midwinter Festival, bringing plenty...

The MOP Up: Trove’s polished paragon paradise

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Trove is making sure that its players have plenty to do this season thanks to a Polished Paragon system. This patch came out on...
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The Daily Grind: Have there been any cross-promotions in your MMO that annoyed you?

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We always have a chuckle in the MOP office when World of Warships puts out its latest wacky cross-promotion with real world celebrities or...

Elder Scrolls Online looks ahead to quarterly content cadence in 2022, laments extended datacenter hardware refreshes

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ZeniMax Online Studios' Matt Firor penned a letter to The Elder Scrolls Online community last night, checking in on the state of the game,...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2021

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One of my favorite traditions every year is to put a spotlight back on some of the wild things MMORPG developers said every year....

From the Depths: Seven tips to improve your World of Warships experience

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It’s no secret that World of Warships has had a rough year thanks to dodgy monetization mechanics and Wargaming’s treatment of employees and players....

The Daily Grind: Which MMO hosted the best event in 2021?

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You might be sad to learn that we're not giving out a formal award for best MMO event this year, but that's because our...
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World of Tanks unveils partnership with Arnold Schwarzenegger for this year’s Holiday Ops event

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A lot of World of Tanks partnerships have been with washed-up B-list celebrities who were never actually good in anything (looking at you, Chuck Norris)....
Catching up, caching out.

Dark Age of Camelot invites new characters to catch up in Caledonia until December 6

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Want an excuse to have a new experience in Dark Age of Camelot? You could get exactly that with the game's Catch Up in Caledonia...
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Dark Age of Camelot kicks off its Harvest Celebration and offers to sell you a fox pet

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We all know that there aren't a lot of Thanksgiving celebrations in MMOs, but Dark Age of Camelot is still celebrating away with the...

Snag a World of Warships newbie or vet swag key courtesy of Wargaming and MOP

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Free-to-play PC MMO World of Warships turned six years old this fall, with its fifth season of play underway just this past month. To...

The MOP Up: Valve’s Steam Deck gets delayed to 2022

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Bad news for those among you who were hoping to play some MMOs on Valve's Steam Deck this holiday season: The company announced that...

Massively Overthinking: How hard should MMOs be?

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This past summer, MMO dev Damion Schubert posted an epic tweet-thread about MMOs; in fact, we've already dipped into the part on "load-bearing" playerbases,...

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